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Term:
menaquinone biosynthetic process (GO:0009234)
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menaquinone biosynthetic process  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of any of the menaquinones. Structurally, menaquinones consist of a methylated naphthoquinone ring structure and side chains composed of a variable number of unsaturated isoprenoid residues. Menaquinones that have vitamin K activity and are known as vitamin K2.
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Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: menaquinone anabolism ;   menaquinone biosynthesis ;   menaquinone formation ;   menaquinone synthesis ;   menatetrenone biosynthesis ;   menatetrenone biosynthetic process ;   multiprenylmenaquinone biosynthesis ;   multiprenylmenaquinone biosynthetic process ;   vitamin K2 biosynthesis ;   vitamin K2 biosynthetic process
Xrefs: MetaCyc:MENAQUINONESYN-PWY
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, http://www.dentistry.leeds.ac.uk/biochem/thcme/vitamins.html#k

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